What satisfies you?
When was the last time you paused to reflect and notice if you are satisfied or not?
If you’re like me, it’s been a while.
But I’m doing it now.
Satisfied is a word that reminds me of the children’s story about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. She goes about the bears’ home proclaiming something to be too much of this or not enough of that until she finds the one that is “just right”. That seems to be a good definition of satisfied - just right.
I love the verse in Matthew 14:20a which says, “And they all ate and were satisfied.”
Not too much or too little, but just right!
This is about one of the miraculous times that Jesus fed thousands of people when he only had 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish at his disposal.
He made sure that they had enough to satisfy their hunger.
They didn’t lack and they didn’t dip into gluttony. And what about Jesus? Did...
The GuateMama Java coffee is bursting with antioxidants and will give you that gentle boost you need in the morning without contaminants of mold or fungus. This amazing coffee is also certified organic.
Integral Collagen soothes your nervous system and aids in supporting your digestive system. What a great way to start your morning by adding this to your coffee.
Energy in the afternoon can be sadly lacking but when you sip on a cup of oolong you will receive a gentle energy lift while shrinking your fat cells.
A great way to combat that inflammation is by...
Choose foods that are anti-inflammatory to your body. Include foods that boost your gut health and gut microbiome and eat foods that are known to support hormone balance. This is the time of life to choose quality. No more cheap oils and processed, packaged “foods”. Your body is ready and eager to be blessed with nourishing foods.
Every single meal you consume needs to have a protein source at the center. Begin to diversify your protein choices by including more fish and more plant proteins.
Find ways to lighten up your meals and use less heavy dairy products. Your body is less efficient at burning through some of the heavier fats, so it is time to make some changes.
An easy way to lighten up your protein-centered meal can be by choosing a protein (think fish), a non-starchy vegetable, and a garnish of fat, roughly about a Tablespoon.
Instead of a Heavy S meal (animal protein + cheese + mayo...
Not sure what to eat?
Don’t know which Trim Healthy Mama fuels you should put on your menu plan?
Let’s get some clarity.
Optimizing your eating plan during the menopause transition is key to getting weight loss results.
But, you can’t get those results if you are feeling confused, scattered, and overwhelmed.
Let me give you some peace, some security, and some confidence knowing that you are eating in a way that is blessing your body towards better health, vitality, and fat loss.
First, set your expectations correctly. You cannot be in a place of peace and kindness towards yourself if you are expecting to lose weight fast. Your body is special and needs the time it needs to heal and release extra fat. Give yourself the gift of time.
Next, stop the searching and questioning. The Trim Healthy Mama eating plan is hands-down the best weight loss LIFESTYLE approach. You can tweak it...
Hormones play a large part of fat loss and I'm not just talking about estrogen, progesterone, testosterone or DHEA. I'm talking about all your hormones, but especially insulin, cortisol, thyroid, and estrogen. Those four hormones are really mack daddy hormones that contribute to weight loss.
The great thing about the Trim Healthy Mama plan is that everything that it stands for and all of the concepts the plan is based on help us with regulating blood sugar. There are some things though that need to change in our 40-plus season. These are the steps that we focus on in the Feminine Freedom path. Making these changes takes time and you might be frustrated with where you are right now. But if you can apply these principles, and you're consistent, then you can start shrinking fat cells, and you can see results. So I just want you to put on your patience.
The Trim Healthy Mama plan is our foundation, staying on plan is key but we tweak it for our...
Mark 5:34 “Daughter,” he said to her, “your faith has saved you. Go in peace, and be healed from your affliction.”
Jesus calls her Daughter.
What an intimate name. In that one word, he conveys fatherly warmth, love, compassion, and protection. This is an amazing moment where desperate faith stretches out to touch a holy God. In this Daughter’s desperation, she seeks him out.
She follows him. She had only heard about him. But she must know that He alone is the source of healing and hope. Why else would she have dared approach him? Yet she “came up behind him”, not to his face.
Have you ever felt your faith desperate yet strained at the same time?
Maybe you feel unworthy. Maybe you've only heard about the goodness of God but have yet to experience it for yourself and so you are uncertain, scared to even dare to trust. But you look at your affliction and know that only by His hand will you find restoration and peace...
What if you could love your menopausal body no matter what?
What if you knew that the symptoms you experience are just part of the menopause transition and they are taking you to a better place?
You do not have to be a victim to hormonal changes and crazy symptoms. You can have relief through this transition and support your body well while you manage your hormones.
Symptoms during menopause like joint pain, aches, hot flashes and trouble sleeping are usually temporary. But the better you treat yourself, the better you are going to feel.
When you were younger you could push self-care to the bottom of your priority list. That is no longer the case! Punishment & deprivation are out. Neglect of your needs and desires has had its day. This season is a time for you to love on your body.
I remember feeling anything but sane around the age of 40 when I suddenly started to gain belly fat.
What made it worse was even though I was faithfully eating on the Trim Healthy Mama plan, I was also experiencing:
>> Low-level anxiety
>> Lack of motivation
>> Low libido (no libido)
And having sleepless nights AGAIN- after all those sleepless nights with 9 babies.
My cycle was regular but my moods were unpredictable.
Brain fog set in as did some depression.
So, I went to my Gynecologist with my complaints and she gave me two options: the pill or an antidepressant.
And then she said this could last up to 10 years!!
I wasn’t willing to try either of these.
There had to be a better way.
I started researching and ended up joining a life coaching school that was teaching people how to “get control of their life and start creating the results they wanted”.
Low self-esteem can cause negative self-talk. This can further lower your self-esteem causing a vicious cycle where you continually feel bad about yourself. The good news is that you can change the way you talk to and about yourself. When you conquer negative self-talk, your self-esteem will improve. You’ll gain more self-confidence and you’ll feel more optimistic about your life in general.
If you’re ready to break the cycle of negativity, you need to understand these essential truths.
Actions follow thoughts, so your thoughts are important.
Your actions always begin with your thoughts. If you think that you’re destined to be overweight, then it doesn’t matter how many diet books you buy or how many nutritionists you talk to, you’re still going to be overweight. You’ll stay overweight because you haven’t changed your mindset.
If you want to change your life, you have to change your thoughts first....
As you age, you start to lose bone and muscle mass. But, there is 1 nutrient that is key to helping you retain muscle mass and bone density.
Every day you are faced with food choices. Some of those foods help your body and others simply don’t.
If you are in the throes of perimenopause or menopause, even in post menopause one of the best ways you can support your body is to pay attention to what is at the end of your fork.
Your hormonal symptoms like inability to sleep, hot flashes, low-level anxiety, and stomach bloating are directly related to the foods you choose to eat. It is time to put on your big-girl panties and declare that your health will take priority over your desires and urges and choose foods to heal &...